Red Dead Redemption 2’s New Trailer Focuses on the End of the Wild West Era

Red Dead Redemption 2's third trailer has dropped and it focuses on the new era of the in-game setting, which helps set up what the game's plot will be about.

on May 2, 2018 11:11 AM

Spread the word Red Dead fans; today, Rockstar Games has unveiled a brand-new trailer for the highly anticipated title, which fleshes out the game’s setting and sets players up for what they can expect the plot to focus on.

At the beginning of the trailer, the video explains that in 1899, America has exited out of the wild west era, with lawmen beginning to crack down on crooks as well as eliminating any remaining outlaw gangs that stand in their way. With those who refuse to surrender to the new way of life end up executed.

For those of you who do not know, Red Dead Redemption 2 serves as a prequel to the 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption. Players assume the role of Arthur Morgan, an outlaw member of the Dutch van der Linde gang. Based on this newfound information provided in the trailer today, we can infer that Red Dead Redemption 2‘s plot will center around Arthur and the rest of the Dutch van der Linde gang rebelling against the new era ushered into America.

You can enjoy the beautiful new trailer below this article. For more information on Red Dead Redemption 2, check out the first trailer, which was unveiled late last year. A slew of new screenshots released earlier this year, a new piece of fresh key art which was released on Monday, as well as the game’s most recent trailer.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to be released on October 26 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. If you enjoyed the new trailer released today and are interested in picking up the title, you can head over to Amazon right now. Although pre-orders are not available yet, you can sign-up to receive a notification via email for when it opens up.


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Taylor Lyles is a staff writer at DualShockers. She specializes in gaming hardware, eSports, virtual reality, new releases and upcoming titles. Born and raised in Maryland, Taylor is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies from Stevenson University. In her free time, she enjoys playing lacrosse, going fishing, studying Fallout lore, and may or may not have an unhealthy obsession with the Dead Rising series.